This isn’t about food. It’s not about power. It’s not even about pride. This time, the stakes are much higher. This time, it’s personal.
Over 3 years ago, Louie Baur and I embarked on a contest of Twitter domination. It was fun, but it highlighted many of the problems that Twitter had at the time surrounding churn that have, for the most part, been fixed now. We have been good friends and work partners ever since and our combined social media forces have been used on a regular basis to help companies around the world get their social groove on.
That may end. When the BukaVIP contest opened up earlier this month, it seemed like a fun way to shoot for an excellent free meal. In the world of Klout, Kred, and other social metrics that reward the active social media peeps of the world with everything from free Subway sandwiches to monthly stays at snazzy resorts, a good dinner is enough to take friends and rip them apart.
Okay, so it won’t rip us apart. This isn’t really personal. We are, however, both extremely interested in winning the prize of $100 in culinary awesomeness. If you want in on the action, all you have to do is visit their page and take a shot. You’re a tweet away from good eats.